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Photograph, ‘Mr Cole in his private office, Henry Williams, circa 1923

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Photograph of Edward William Cole in his private office in the Cole's Book Arcade, taken by Henry Williams around 1923.

Book, 'The White Australia Question', EW Cole, 1903

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Book written and published by EW Cole in which he argues against the 'White Australia' policy both in practice and in principle. Cole was one of few people who publicly voiced strong opposition to this policy.

Automata, Cole's Little Men, F. Ziegler, 1883

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A mechanical device with figures of two small men dressed as sailors turning a crank and a series of placards featuring slogans. These slogans included both promotion of Cole's book arcade and his ideals.

Newspaper article, 'Twenty Pounds Reward', Kapunda Herald, 1875

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Newspaper article published in the Kapunda Herald and Northern Intelligencer on 13 July 1875, page 3, in which Edward William Cole advertised for a wife. Cole placed similar advertisements in newspapers across Australia. Eliza Francis of Eliza…

Photograph, ‘Entrance to Wholesale Book Department’, Henry Williams, circa 1923

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Photograph of the entrance to the wholesale book department of Cole's Book Arcade, part of the extension built in 1896. The photograph shows the roof structure that is still extant in Howey Place.

Automata, Mechanical Hen, Symphonium Company, 1889

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One of five mechanical hens that operated within Coles Book Arcade in Bourke Street, Melbourne. Consisting of both a coin slot and an egg chute, the hens would cackle as they ‘laid’ an egg. The hen was purchased from the Symphonium Company in…

Photograph, 'Australasian', by R Hazlewood, 1915

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Photograph of a group of school girls in the Australia Day Parade on 30 July 1915 at Gosford. Six of the girls represent each of the states with the central girl carrying a map of Australasia. The photograph was published in the Gosford Times of 6…

Artwork, 'Not in My Name'

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Artwork by William Kely

Artwork, 'Innocence'

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Artwork by William Kelly